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Improve Animal Welfare in Abattoirs – Boycott Halal

Improve Animal Welfare in Abattoirs – We owe the animal respect says Professor Temple Grandin

As intelligent beings we humans can ensure the animals we eat lead good lives and die painlessly and without stress, indeed I believe we have a moral duty to ensure this.

Quote from a Doctor of Animal Science & University Professor…
“I think using animals for food is an ethical thing to do, but we’ve got to do it right. We’ve got to give those animals a decent life and we’ve got to give them a painless death. We owe the animal respect.”
—Temple Grandin

There is a lot of wrong doing in the Meat industry – we really must insist on change!

The top priority must be higher standards of animal welfare at the time of slaughter.
We really must raise the standards in our abattoirs in a way that is fitting for the 21st Century.

Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American doctor of animal science and professor at Colorado State University, best selling author, and consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour.
As a person with high-functioning autism she cannot lie.

Grandin says…
When I design livestock-handling equipment, I can test-run the system in my head. It was easy for me to figure out how animals think and how animals would react because I think visually. Animals don’t think in language. They think in pictures. It’s very easy for me to imagine what would it be like to go through a system if you really were a cow, not a person in a cow costume but really were a cow, and autistic senses and emotions are more like the senses of an animal.

By serving as an advocate and speaker for the animal, Dr. Grandin has changed the demands placed on operations; by explaining the financial and other benefits to operators, she has also helped them justify the outlay in changes and building updates.

“Humane Livestock Handling” is required reading in every college and university level course on the subject today. Her thoughts and words have become a constant guardian of the animal through the new generations of cattle ranchers and slaughter house operators that now slowly enter the industry.

So it makes us wonder how the 21st Century Scholars of Islam can be so out of step…

MOO - We Like our Non-Halal Halal World

MOO – We Like our Non-Halal Halal World

NOW in the 21st Century the Scholars of Islam  insist on Non-Stun Ritual Slaughter and have issued a Fatwa On Stunning.

See it here on the Official website for ANSA – The Association of Non-Stun Abattoirs
Fatwa from Darul Ifta, Jamia Darul Uloom Karachi regarding stunning and other practices in the Halal meat industry
http://www.ansauk.co.uk/fatwa%20on%20stunning.html

It is such a disturbing fact that more & more of our slaughterhouses are reverting back to 7th Century Halal Ritual Slaughter practices!

THIS HAS GOT TO STOP!

See the difference on this video between the traditional British way of slaughter and the muslim way…
WARNING – This video has scenes which are disturbing!

THIS IS HALAL (Advice: Over 18s Only)

WHY could this be happening???
Unnecessary animal cruelty is accompanied by much wrong doing… this is a quote from a muslim website – when you open the page – See Question 4 which says…

Some Halal meat supplying companies operating in the Halal meat industry in the UK abuse the law and voluntarily liquidate their companies after operating for some time, and by doing so free themselves of their accumulated debt, and then without paying their govt. taxes and debts owed to the farmers they open another company under another name and start operating again. In this way they undercut other law abiding companies engaged in providing Halal meat.  These people are a cause of disrepute to the whole Halal meat industry, and they are one of the main reasons why many shortcuts and bad practices aimed at cost cutting have been introduced into the industry.  Would Muslim certification bodies be justified denying certification to these companies?

ANOTHER FATWA…
This fatwa was issued in the lead article of the fourth issue of Inspire magazine, which was published on January 16, 2011, Yemeni-American jihadi cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki encourages jihadists living in the West to assist the financing of jihadi activities through any means possible – including theft, embezzlement and seizure of property. The U.S. government, and U.S. citizens are singled out as prime targets for these acts.

Jihad and Terrorism Threat

http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/4921.htm
Apart from the halal industry, there are many other ills in the animal handling industry… Not all of which are purely financially motivated or callous, but often stem from an misunderstanding of the needs and wants of animals.
Slaughterhouses must adapt. It’s not just the financially sound and humane thing to do, it also brings about better operations and better human/animal interactions with all the benefits that brings.

BOYCOTT HALAL and let’s aim by 2020 to transform our slaughterhouses
– get operations working closely or completely within Temple Grandin’s design.

Humane Livestock Handling
http://www.grandin.com/references/new.corral.html

Beef Cattle Behaviour, Handling and Facility Design Set
http://www.grandin.com/inc/book.description.html

Transcript of Temple Grandin: The Woman Who Talks to Animals
http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=123383699

Whether vegan, vegetarian or meat eaters, we all benefit in so many ways from the use of animal bi-products in our modern world…

See the following video to find out how pig parts make the world turn…
Christien Meindertsma, author of “Pig 05049” looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 185 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts.

VIDEO:  Christien Meindertsma: How pig parts make the world turn
http://www.ted.com/talks/christien_meindertsma_on_pig_05049.html

 

 

IMPROVE ANIMAL WELFARE IN ABATTOIRS  – NOW!

BOYCOTT HALAL!

EU ALERT: Horse & Pig Burgers raise fears for halal products across Europe

 

Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’

Beefburgers containing horse meat could have been made from “diseased or injured animals” and be unsafe to eat, environmental health experts say.

Muslim websites are expressing fears of a HALAL Clampdown in Europe after PIG & HORSE MEAT is discovered in Beefburgers across the UK and Ireland.

The BeHalal website point out…

“As well as detecting the presence of horse and pig DNA in some burgers, it also tested 31 beef meal products such as cottage pie, beef curry pie and lasagne. Some 21 were found to have pig DNA but no traces of horse DNA were found. Traces of horse DNA were detected in batches of raw ingredients, including some from the Netherlands and Spain. Our industry sources have advised us that ABP, which owns two of the businesses named by the FSAI, Silvercrest Foods and Dalepak Hambleton and is one of the leading beef producers and exporters in Europe. And Liffey Meats Ltd who own the halal world cuisine trademark. Both companies produce halal product lines at the same sites. Often companies producing meat products also pack for other brands and however, it is not clear at this stage if halal lines are affected or how extensive this problem may be for the halal industry. This is not the first time the halal industry maybe affected and continues to face fraud… This calls for better self-regulation by halal certification organisations and importantly for them to have competent staff, effective systems and checks to protect against an industry fraught by higher levels of fraud to address this issue.”

Read the rest of the article here…
EU ALERT: Horse and pork findings in Burgers raise fears for halal products across Europe
http://behalal.org/home/eu-alert-horse-and-pork-findings-in-burgers-raise-fears-for-halal-products-across-europe/

HALAL MEAT SUPPLIERS LIFFEY MEATS – Liffey Meats Ltd who own the halal world cuisine trademark.
Liffey Meats, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan
Pig DNA in five brands; also traces of horse DNA in three brands
The firm was “purely a beef processor and has absolute traceability on all of the beef used. The source of the contamination is imported ingredients and these will be replaced from other sources before production is resumed and customers are supplied”.
The other meat companies: What they said…
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2013/0117/1224328953044.html?via=rel

LIFFEY halal meat is NAMED in this next article as being among the MEAT WITHDRAWN from Supermarkets across the UK!
The products were produced by three processing plants, Liffey Meats and Silvercrest Foods in Ireland and Dalepak Hambleton in the UK, and were on sale in Tesco, Dunnes Stores, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland.
In one sample from Tesco, the level of DNA indicated that horse meat accounted for approximately 29 per cent relative to the beef content!

Updated: Horse and pig DNA found in supermarket beef burgers
http://www.thejournal.ie/horse-meat-beef-burgers-supermarkets-755676-Jan2013/

Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’
Beefburgers containing horse meat could have been made from “diseased or injured The meat posed a health risk because it had not come from identified sources, they warned.
“There is no information on how the entitled  horse meat came to be in the burgers and so there is no way of telling whether the meat is safe to eat. It could be from diseased or injured animals, for example,” said John Sleith, the head of the Society of Chief Officers of Environmental Health in Scotland. animals” and be unsafe to eat, environmental health experts say.
Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’

SEE VIDEO in this Daily Telegraph article entitled ~ Minister:  Horse Meat burgers ‘extremely serious issue’

Horse meat in burgers ‘could be health risk’

Beefburgers containing horse meat could have been made from “diseased or injured animals” and be unsafe to eat, environmental health experts say.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9809821/Horse-meat-in-burgers-could-be-health-risk.html

ABP & Liffey Meats Ltd are leading European beef producers with halal product lines. Liffey Meats Ltd own the halal world cuisine trademark.

ABP & Liffey Meats Ltd are leading European beef producers with halal product lines. Liffey Meats Ltd own the halal world cuisine trademark.

Following the ‘shock discovery’ of horse meat in burgers, the Food Standards Agency has issued an assurance that the burgers ARE safe to eat.
How can they say that?
Considering that no-one knew that the horse meat was in the burgers, there is no way those horses’ passports can have been checked to ensure they were in fact destined for the food chain!
Horse Passports have 2 ‘declarations’ in them: one stating they are NOT intended for slaughter for human consumption, and one stating they ARE intended for slaughter for human consumption.
If the first Declaration is signed by the owner, the horse may be given any amount and types of drugs and medication prohibited for use in animals destined for the human food chain, such as certain anti-biotics, anti-histamines and steroidal drugs. Also, horses should not enter the human food chain within 28 days of being treated for internal parasites.
Without knowing the status of these horses’ passports, I just don’t see how anyone can issue any assurances that that horse meat is indeed safe to eat…
BOYCOTT HALAL! You know it makes sense!

Non-Food HALAL CERTIFIED Metal Belts produced in IOWA

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) is pleased to be the first metal belt manufacturer in the world to receive the Islamic Services of America’s (I.S.A.) Halal certification. By incorporating the Halal compliance system into manufacturing processes, Cambridge qualified the belts, as well as the process, to the I.S.A.’s stringent standards.
I.S.A. reviewed Cambridge’s production and materials at their headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and once determined compliant, I.S.A. visited the Cambridge Engineered Solutions headquarters in Cambridge, Maryland, for a full-inspection of the manufacturing facilities. This onsite inspection verified that CES operations also met Halal standards.
http://www.fmcgnews.co.uk/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=119%3Aces-earns-halal-certification&Itemid=85

For more information email lwormuth@cambridge-intl.com.

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) is pleased to be the first metal belt manufacturer in the world to receive the Islamic Services of America’s (I.S.A.) Halal certification.

Cambridge Engineered Solutions (CES) is pleased to be the first metal belt manufacturer in the world to receive the Islamic Services of America’s (I.S.A.) Halal certification.

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS!

Bangers ban in hundreds of schools

Pork is being banned from school dinners – even where the majority of parents have no religious objection to it.

 Many Schools Do Not Offer Pork Options Now!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9335831/Bangers-ban-in-hundreds-of-schools.html

 

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS

BANGERS BAN IN HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS

 

…And halal does not just involve meat…

Halal is a way of life and can encompass our entire Food Chain.

Head teachers are deciding for “cultural” & “religious” reasons to drop traditional sausages and ham from children’s lunches.  In some instances Traditional Ham has been replaced by ‘Halal Turkey’ham’ and Traditional Pork or Beef Sausages are replaced with ‘halal chicken sausages with halal ‘ham’ flavouring’ or with ‘halal beef sausages’.

Here is a typical School Lunch with a ‘Turkey ‘Ham’ Sandwich…

Turkey-Ham

Such Trickery! Traditional Ham is replaced with a Halal Substitute called ‘Turkey Ham’ that has been flavoured by halal ‘ham’ flavouring!
TIP: AVOID Processed Meat!

Newham, London – HALAL PRIMARY SCHOOL advertises in this .pdf document ‘Free School Meals for Primary School Children.
http://www.newham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DECD9C19-28B4-40A7-AD05-A871F394656F/0/Halalprimaryschoollunchmenu.pdf
Typical Menus are…

Typical UNNEEDED Halal Substitute Food can be…
[HALAL] Chicken Sausages in gravy with mashed potatoes
Vegetable Stir Fry with [HALAL] Quorn & Noodles
Spaghetti Bolognaise (Lamb) [HALAL LAMB]
[HALAL] Cheese & Tomato Pizza
[HALAL] Chocolate Sponge with [HALAL] Chocolate Sauce

What about the right of Christians & Sikhs – who are forbidden by their religions – to eat food that has been offered to a foreign god/idol?

Are Sikhs given a special abrogation from stunning so they can produce their meat in UK too?  No.

Surely in Britain there should be NO Halal Primary Schools?

Yet this Newham Primary School list of Free HALAL Dinners – with no choice of traditional meat on the menu !
Again all this has been happening for the past couple of years by Stealth.
http://www.newham.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DECD9C19-28B4-40A7-AD05-A871F394656F/0/Halalprimaryschoollunchmenu.pdf

Dairy Products & Confectionery may contain halal bi-products, such as rennet; frozen food or fresh produce can be halal… Yes, even vegetables may be packaged and halal certified or may be in tins and halal certified. So many products have had their recipes changed to make them halal… they may include halal food additives or halal vitamins.

Do we think that Hindus should have religious rights? If your answer is yes then we should be against Halal being sold to all non-muslims, because Hindu’s do not wish to eat Halal, as it is against their own religious beliefs.  Where are their Religious Rights?  When are we going to see a STOP on the Halal Industry taking away our Freedom of Choice in Britain?  Or will this carry on until Traditional British Food becomes a niche market in our country that has a 95%+ Non-Muslim Population???  Halal food is spreading throughout Britain. A London Daily Mail investigation found that Britain’s major supermarket chains, fast-food restaurants, even some hospitals and schools were serving halal food without telling those who were eating it.

http://moneyjihad.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/muslim-brotherhood-nets-halal-tax-revenues/ 

Surely we should be protected by British Laws & Regulations???

Article 9 Human Rights Act. regarding Freedom of Conscience

This Act should give us the right to religious and secular freedom, i.e. to not be forced to participate in religious rites.

Dedicating this meat to a god violates this right: hence there is forced participation in another’s religion without consent.

Also Jews, Sikhs & Christians are specifically instructed not to eat this meat, so where is their religious freedom?

UK Human Rights blog
http://ukhumanrightsblog.com/incorporated-rights/articles-index/article-9/

At Blackburn Central High School ALL Non-Muslim children  are being given this HALAL or Vegetarian menu

So there is no real choice – if children do not want Muslim meat, then it is a Vegetarian diet or the option to bring in a Packed Lunch.

INSTITUTIONALISED  HALAL at Blackburn Central High School

INSTITUTIONALISED HALAL at Blackburn Central High School

So No Traditional Hot Roast Dinners for Non-Muslims  – now in many schools & colleges ALL Meals are halal

We have HALAL-ONLY SCHOOLS in Britain… WHY?

Anger over halal-only menus in schools
http://www.harrowobserver.co.uk/west-…

PARENTS PROTEST with Harrow Anti-Halal Leaflets

PARENTS PROTEST with Harrow Anti-Halal Leaflets

 

Haringey council in North London has issued “best practice” advice to all schools in its area to…

“Ban all pork products in order to cater for the needs of staff and pupils who are not permitted contact with these for religious reasons”.

In Tower Hamlets, East London, 85 out of 90 schools have ‘no pork’.

In Haringey’s infant, junior & primary schools, 37 out of 47 serve no pork.

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public

Britain goes halal… but no one tells the public
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/ar…

BRIT KIDS FORCED TO EAT HALAL SCHOOL DINNERS
Muslim Meals for Primary Tots of all faiths

FORCED HALAL

BRIT KIDS FORCED TO EAT HALAL SCHOOL DINNERS
Muslim Meals for Primary Tots of all faiths

 

Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, who has campaigned for clear labelling of halal and kosher meat in shops and restaurants, described the pork bans as “misguided political correctness”.

“Whilst I very much agree that pupils should be able to choose not to have pork, I believe it is totally wrong for schools to in effect force all pupils to abide by the religious beliefs of some by denying them the opportunity to choose to have pork,” he said.

“This is the type of misguided political correctness which builds up resentments which otherwise would not exist, and I very much hope these schools will change their stance and allow pupils a much more free choice.”

In the HALAL ONLY SCHOOLS – Bakery, Dairy & Confectionery products are affected too, as they must contain halal bi-products & halal additives and halal food colourings. Even vegetables are grown in halal bone-meal & halal compost under the strictest halal monitoring!
Ham & Pineapple Pizza is made with ‘Turkey Ham’ or ‘Chicken Ham’ which has a halal ‘ham’ flavour.
In addition to the compulsory use of halal certified products (to ensure no cross contamination), there is also the matter of Halal Services… Manufacturing Plants of all bread eg. Kingsmill & processed foods must be halal and monitored by Muslim Inspectors. Halal Flour, halal shortening, halal suet in pies & puddings.
Halal Ethyl Vanillin: synthetic vanilla flavoring. It is used for soft drinks, ice creams
and baked goods. Dairy Products must be from Halal Certified producers eg. Dairy Crest is HFA Certified. Many well known Brands of Dairy Products are now halal certified, but this is not shown on the carton. We look & find that many recipes of well known brands have been tampered with – Eg. ingredients like rennet have been replaced with halal rennet in yoghurts and cheeses – Plus no halal sign is clearly displayed on the product… so how will muslims know to buy it???
All this involves extra costs AND the halal certification involves an annual fee… and another fee if you want to display a logo to say your school kitchen is halal.
Plus these Halal Only School Kitchens and Food Processing Plants must also be regularly Monitored by Muslims and rules must be strictly adhered to eg.No alcohol can be used in the cleaning products…
Only halal Cleaning Products can be used. Another Cleaning Contract??? Delivery in Halal Van?
It can even mean that my children’s School Dinners are sold in Halal Packaging? Another Contract?

Stewart Houston, the chief executive of the National Pig Association, which represents commercial producers, also criticised the bans.

He said: “It is disappointing that schools can not be sufficiently organised to give children a choice of meat.”

Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet and children enjoy eating them.

TOAD IN THE HOLESausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet

TOAD IN THE HOLE
Sausages and roast pork are staples of a British diet

 

Marlborough College in Wiltshire has admitted that while halal chicken is usually only served to Muslims, it had ‘occasionally’ served it to all pupils

Oxford University students secretly served Muslim halal meat
http://swns.com/oxford-university-stu…

My Family do not like animal cruelty, so we want to avoid anything that contains Halal Gelatine, Halal Rennet or Halal Lecithin etc., as it is unclear whether these halal additives are a product of an artificial halal process or are animal bi-products which like the halal meat all come from animals which have been barbarically slaughtered, as they have not been properly stunned unconscious prior to having their throats slit! Even the most lax halal authority the HFA (Halal Food Authority) will ensure that animals are only Stunned to Immobilise, for the benefit of the slaughterer, not to ensure good animal welfare. That is clear on their website here: Quote in their words…

“Electric stun can be controlled like a dimmer switch on the wall for the immobilisation of the birds and the animals. This is working well…”
http://www.halalfoodauthority.co.uk/seminars-halalglobal.html

Halal Gelatine is usually made from calves that have been ritually slaughtered without stunning.
QUOTE FROM HALAL DICTIONARY:
Halal Gelatine: is a protein extracted from animal by-products, such as skin, bones, cartilage and used in a variety of food products. If made from vegetable, microbiological source or animal slaughtered in Islamic way, they are Halal.
http://halalfoodsafety.com/halal-dictionary/

PROTECT BRITISH JOBS!  It is also clear that the Halal Industry marginalises British Workers, because ONLY devout Muslims are allowed to Slaughter the meat.

Furthermore when we analyse where this tax payers money goes that is paying for these contracts… it seems clear according to the Qur’an, that as we pay for halal food we are indirectly paying zakat tax which is paid to Islamic ends by all devout Muslims.
So how does this benefit Britain in these times of austerity???
Where does the Qur’an say this Zakat should go? How should Zakat be used?
QUOTE from Surah 9:60

‘Zakah expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect [zakah] and for bringing hearts together [for Islam] and for freeing captives [or slaves] and for those in debt and for the cause of Allah and for the [stranded] traveler – an obligation [imposed] by Allah.’

What does this mean… well it is explained in the Link and clearly the only ones benefiting are Muslims.
My biggest objection is that an eighth of this Zakat Tax is directly paid to fund Islamic Freedom Fighters!
QUOTE:
The fighter (mujahid) will be given as salary what will be enough for him. If he needs to buy arms or some other supplies related to the war effort, Zakat money should be used provided the effort is to raise the banner of Islam.’
See that quote towards the end of this article…
Zakat (Alms)
http://www.missionislam.com/knowledge/zakat.htm

Finally, the most obvious reason that we should uphold British traditions and Judeo-Christian values is that Muslims Do NOT Require Halal Food in Non-Muslim Countries!
IMPORTANT: If there is no halal available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
Islam has laws regarding which foods can and cannot be eaten and also on the proper method of slaughtering an animal for consumption, known as dhabihah.
However if there is no halal food available then a Muslim is allowed to eat non-halal food.
Surah 2:173 states: “…if there is no other choice, …there is no sin in him.”
Surah 5:5 is the abrogated text that makes this even clearer when it says QUOTE:
Surat Al-Mā’idah (The Table Spread) – سورة المائدة

‘This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture [People of the Book – Jews & Christians] is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them.’

http://quran.com/5/5
According to what LAW is it Lawful to eat all good foods if halal is not available?
Answer = According to SHARIAH LAW!
Only 3-5% of British Consumers are Muslim and want to follow Sharia Law… so we have a duty to uphold British traditions and Judeo-Christian values for te 95-97% majority who do not want of need halal..
Surely we, as the payers of Council Tax in this borough, should have a say about what our children can choose to eat at school. Religious foods and Special Needs foods should be an option – not forced on every child… and these minorities have the choice of bringing a packed lunch.

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BOYCOTT HALAL – HALAL IS WRONG FOR SO MANY REASONS! 

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AFIC – The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc.

Stop paying a fee for Halal food certification to the Islamic Council.

A number of foods we purchase on supermarket shelves are certified as Halal.

For example the small Halal certification symbol appears on Kraft Vegemite, some Cadbury products, Tasel Tasmanian salmon, some Leggo food products, some San Remo pasta products and many more.

Even more products are certified Halal but do not show the symbol on the label.

To be certified Halal a fee must be paid to AFIC –The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils- or an affiliated state council.

Clearly many Non-Muslim shoppers are unwittingly buying unlabelled halal products and many consumers are unwittingly eating halal products in food outlets and institutions.

Halal is being introduced into our food chain by stealth and many non-food products are also halal certified now, some of which include halal bi-products in the production process.

To be certified Halal a fee must be paid to AFIC –The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils- or an affiliated state council.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-paying-a-fee-for-halal-food-certification-to-the-islamic-council#share

AFIC - The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc.

AFIC – The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils Inc.

Who are AFIC and what happens to the certification fee you contribute towards when you buy a certified product?

The AFIC is the only single Islamic Halal Certifier that operates Nationally (all the States and Territories of Australia) for Halal Certification.
According to their website, the main role of AFIC is to represent Islam and Muslims of Australia as one “Ummah” to the government and other bodies nationally and internationally.
AFIC coordinates and provides resources for activities of its State Islamic Councils and member Islamic societies.
The AFIC has an embracing mission statement: but its actions are not totally consistent with that statement.

For example, the appointment by the AFIC of the notorious Taj El-Din Hilaly as Grand Mufti of Australia, was in conflict with the AFIC’s stated mission.
Taj El-Din Hilaly was a convicted criminal serving time in jail. His sermons were often anti-Australian (in direct contradiction of the AFIC’s mission statement) and his views on Australian women (“cat’s meat”) are well known.  Hilaly never condemned the terrorist attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001. In fact, he is reported as supporting that offence by saying it was an act of god. The AFIC did not condemn him for that statement. Furthermore, Hilaly appeared to support Hezbollah, classified by the Australian Government as a terrorist organization – does the AFIC send its “international resources” to Hezbollah?

The Australian Newspaper reports that the Minister for education in NSW has asked the NSW police and ASIC to investigate where millions and millions of tax-payers dollars have gone. The money was given to Muslim schools managed by you guessed it AFIC. The millions of government dollars funnelled out of the schools into AFIC’s coffers has not yet been explained.

Time may tell, if it is not hushed up, whether the money was just badly accounted for, or was used corruptly to pay people, or whether some was syphoned off to give to Muslim organisations like Hezbollah.

I wonder if we will ever hear.

In the meantime do not give money to AFIC by purchasing Halal certified products.

To be certified Halal a fee must be paid to AFIC –The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils- or an affiliated state council.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION
http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-paying-a-fee-for-halal-food-certification-to-the-islamic-council#share

 

BOYCOTT HALAL NOW !